As the proud aunt of five adorable nephews and nieces, I savor seeing my siblings and siblings-in-law exercising their full-fledged parent statuses. I mean… these once reckless teenagers have metamorphosed into the upmost of loving parents.
Recently, I was struck by a photo of my nephew Flynn riding - with a look of complete freedom [...]
The utility companies and their climate-polluting friends have launched a massive media campaign against Prop 3, the proposal to increase Michigan’s renewable energy standard (RES) to 25 percent by 2025, the most important environmental and climate issue ever to appear on the ballot in Michigan.
In addition to its benefits to the enviroment, the 25 [...]
The main red-herring raised by opponents of Proposal 3, Michigan’s Clean Renewable Electric Energy Standard (a.k.a. RES or 25 by ’25), is that it doesn’t belong ‘locked’ in the the state constitution. According to Prop 3 opponents, “Our constitution was designed to establish basic rights, not set detailed energy policy.” The anti-Prop 3 crowd also [...]
Bill McKibben at SNRE Dana Building 9-14. Photo by: Dave Brenner, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
Last Friday Sept. 14, Bill McKibben, climate activist and founder of 350.org, gave a big speech in the Rackham Auditorium that lots of people heard about and attended. The Univ of Michigan’s Erb Institute sponsored [...]
I don’t know about you, but a lot of us (probably all of us) at Ann Arbor 350 headed over to the Farmer’s Market last Saturday, Sept. 8, for the fifth annual HomeGrown Festival. Featuring food tastings, face-painting, local bands, beverages, a silent auction, and learning booths, there were activities for students and the whole [...]